Typical furnishings are 18th-century English and 19th-century neoclassic styles. Symmetry and orderly decor are used, with simple fabrics in florals, stripes, or plaid. Furnishings are large scaled and can be ornate, but add a sophisticated feel.
A look inspired by life by the ocean, coastal home decor is light and breezy. Use airy fabrics, and focus on beach-themed and nautical accessories. A classic navy-and-white color palette is a striking coastal look.
A look inspired by the landscape and colors of Hawaii and other island destinations, the tropical look leans on thatched or wicker furniture, brightly colored upholstery, and palm leaf prints. Use a woven or floral rug and add wicker elements and greenery to complete the look.
The Western look involves different woods and other natural elements. Use a wood frame around windows and the ceiling and team with a neutral wall color to make them stand out even more. Natural elements, such as leather and stone, can be added, and furniture should be large-scaled and wooden with bold colors or plaid prints.
Create a Charleston look by arranging traditional, formal furniture over an ornamental rug to create a southern-style living room in your home. The use of lightweight drapes to let in light and air, along with antique pieces and decorative pillows create a stunning look.
Rustic elegance is the trademark of the American country look. Furniture and decor should have a handmade, rustic quality with wood furniture and paneling, forged metal, pottery, and woven baskets. Fabrics can range from vintage stripes or florals, with muted hues and pops of color. Flea markets and antique stores are good places to find pieces to make up this look.
The classic Sante Fe adobe look uses a lot of stone and clay. Warm wall colors and natural stone flooring are characteristics of the look, along with rich browns for leather upholstered wooden furniture. Geometric accents and fabrics can also be added, such as lightweight window drapes, and rustic accessories such as clay pots.